Monday, June 7, 2010

Tie up a Turban

Anyone who knows me well knows I have a stack of headscarves strewn about and a few turbans as well (no comments here Ms. Brizendine). "How do you tie these things"? they ask with an unconvinced smile. If it's good enough for Jackie O, Nicole Richie and the Olsens, it's good enough for you.

My two favorite ways:

On the go Chic
Fold into a triangle. Place the center part evenly on top of the forehead and let the ends hang down past your neck in the back. Tie into a knot at the nape of your neck once and then tie kind of messy again for the second time. In the back is good but also to a semi messy bow on the side is my favorite for a great profile fit. To get it to the side just slightly shift the first tie to the side and bow.

Headband Turban
My friend Jenny taught me this very simple way to make a turban headband. Fold lengthwise and this time place the center part at the back of your neck, bringing the two ends forward to your forehead. Take the ends and wrap each other twice over and then bring the ends back to the nape of the neck and tie tight in the back for security. Push into place at the right spot to keep your hair back.

Too confusing? Just buy a Hermes or Pucci scarf and tie it around the handle of your purse. Voila-no fuss and an instant pop of luxurious color and silk.

Photo courtesy of

Marni Spring show 2010

A classic image of Jackie O

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